COVID-19 by the numbers. Maricopa County has been tracking COVID-19 cases since Jan. 22. Here are the most recent numbers (July 1) for our county:
Total number of cases: 52,020; up 3,310 from yesterday
Total number of deaths: 779; up 45 from yesterday
Hospital admissions: 2,598; 5 percent
Intensive care admissions: 580; 1 percent
If you are going out in public, you could be exposed or could be exposing others -- even if not showing symptoms. Stay home when you can, practice physical distancing, cover your nose and mouth and wash your hands frequently.
Why flattening the curve this summer is so important. Flattening the curve is all about ensuring there is enough capacity for our hospitals to provide the best care for all patients. Fall is flu season. We want to bring down COVID-19 cases now so that hospitals can handle both COVID-19 and flu cases later this year. Remember: you are safer at home.
Get the city’s COVID-19 information.
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The city Call Center is available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays to assist residents via phone – call 480-312-3111.
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IN OTHER NEWS
City announces July 4 events, activities and general information. Most city offices will be closed to observe Independence Day Friday, July 3. There is no change in garbage or recycling collection. Other holiday information:
- Fireworks restrictions in place. Although use of some consumer fireworks is permitted by state law in Scottsdale this holiday, their use in and near many sensitive desert areas remains illegal and violators are subject to substantial fines.
Using fireworks is prohibited in Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve, Pinnacle Peak Park and all properties located within 1 mile of these fragile desert lands. They are also prohibited on all publicly-owned properties, which include but are not limited to, city buildings, city parking lots, city parks, public schools and city streets.
Violation of these restrictions is a civil offense punishable by citations and fines.
For more information about firework restrictions and a variety of safety tips, visit ScottsdaleAZ.gov, search “fireworks.”
All trailheads into the preserve will have "closed" signs posted. Scottsdale police, staff and volunteer stewards will patrol the area to advise visitors about the closure and fire threat. Violating the closure is a misdemeanor punishable by up to four months in jail and a $750 fine. The preserve will re-open around 5 a.m. Sunday, July 5.
Pinnacle Peak Park, 26802 N. 102nd Way, will be open from 5 a.m.-8 p.m. July 4. For more information about the park, call 480-312-0990.
- Scottsdale “Drive-In” 4th of July Celebration at WestWorld. This event is sold out.
Monday is the last day to register to vote for the Aug. 4 primary. Scottsdale’s Tuesday, Aug. 4, primary election is the first step toward selecting a mayor and three city council members in November. If you’re not yet registered to vote, you must do so by Monday, July 6. If you are not affiliated with any political party and on the permanent early voting list you will not automatically receive a ballot. You can request a political party ballot of your choice or a Scottsdale-only ballot. You must notify Maricopa County Elections at 602-506-1511 or online here. Learn more.
Brush up on the ABC’s of water safety. In this new video, Scottsdale Fire Department’s Lori Schmidt shares a few easy steps to reduce the risk of drowning.
School supplies needed. Unfortunately, our local business donations have decreased due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and we need your help. Learn how you can donate items or money.